South India Yoga Tour - 12N/13D
Trip at a Glance
Day 1 : Chennai Arrival
Day 2 : Chennai - Mahabalipuram
Day 3 : Mahabalipuram
Day 4 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
Day 5 : Pondicherry
Day 6 : Pondicherry - Madurai
Day 7 : Madurai
Day 8 : Madurai - Munnar
Day 9 : Munnar
Day 10: Munnar - Alleppey
Day 11: Alleppey - Cochin
Day 12: Cochin
Day 13: Departure
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On arrival, meet our representative at the Airport. Check-in to the hotel. Get settled, unwind, and relax. There will be a traditional welcome ceremony and evening yoga practice before dinner and a good night’s sleep as we begin our amazing journey together.
Overnight at Crown Plaza/ Similar Hotels
After the Yoga session and breakfast, a drive to the Chennai city for sightseeing and later proceed for Mahabalipuram. En route visit Crocodile farm. The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology is a reptile zoo and herpetology research station, located 40 kilometers south of the city of Chennai, in state of Tamil Nadu. Check-in to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight stay at Radisson blu / Similar Hotel
Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines.
After Yoga and breakfast visit The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram which consists of temples known for their sculptures carved out of rock. Back to hotel and rest of the day for relaxing.
Overnight stay at Radisson blu/ Similar Hotels
After yoga and breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Pondicherry is a French colonial settlement clad with tree lined streets, vibrant colonial villas, and stylish boutiques. The group will take a walking tour of this historic town and then will have the rest of the day to relax. Return back to resort.
Overnight Stay at Le Pondy/ Similar Hotels
After morning practice and breakfast, visit Auroville Ashram: Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with some parts in the Union Territory of Puducherry in India. Visit Matrimandir (Sanskrit for Temple of The Mother), is an edifice of spiritual significance for practitioners of Integral yoga, situated at the centre of Auroville initiated by The Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It is called soul of the city and is situated in a large open space called Peace. Later, visit Gandhi statue. Return back to resort and rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight stay at Le Pondy / Similar Hotels
After morning practice and Buffet breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Madurai. Madurai is an energetic, ancient city on the Vaigai River in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its skyline is dominated by the 14 colorful gopurams (gateway towers) of Meenakshi Amman Temple. Covered in bright carvings of Hindu gods, the Dravidian-style temple is a major pilgrimage site. Millions attend the processions and ceremonies of April's Chithirai Festival celebrating Meenakshi and Lord Vishnu. Check-in to hotel and rest of the day at resort for relaxing
Overnight stay at Heritage Madurai / Similar Hotel
After morning Yoga and breakfast, visit the city that offers a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle. Also visit the famous Meenakshi Temple that is an outstanding example of Vijay nagar temple architecture. Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a palace in Indo Saracenic style built in 1636, with huge domes and 240 columns rising to 12 m, a beautiful garden and an attached museum. In the evening, again visit Meenakshi temple to watch the night ceremony, which is a hive of activity, colorfully decorated temple elephant, flower sellers and performances by musicians. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight stay at Heritage Madurai/ Similar Hotel
After Yoga practice and breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Munnar. Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the south-western Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 meters (5,200 ft.) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats’s mountain range. Munnar is also called the "Kashmir of South India". Check-in to hotel and relax with the oil massage in the resort.
Overnight stay at Elixir Resort/ Similar Hotels
After the morning Yoga session and Buffet breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visit the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Thar, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. En route visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry. Evening will be at leisure.
Overnight stay at Elixir Resort/ Similar
After Yoga and buffet breakfast at the hotel, drive to Alleppey. Sail around the beautiful Kerala backwaters in a traditional Kerala houseboat. Enjoy lunch on the boat. Float by rice paddies, temples, exotic flowers, bananas and coconut groves. After the day cruise check-in to the resort.
Overnight stay at Kondai lip/ Similar
After breakfast, visit the village around Alleppey. Then proceed to Cochin, Check-in to hotel and relax the day with yoga sessions.
Overnight stay at Hotel Le Meridien/ Similar
After Yoga and breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbor mouth.
Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, is said to be the oldest European church built in India and was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524. Return to the hotel and get ready for the final practice of Yoga. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Hotel Le Meridien/ Similar
After breakfast at the hotel, Check-out, transfer to airport to board flight for home destination.
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- Daily breakfast at hotel/ resort (except on arrival day)
- Daily dinner at hotel/ resort (except on departure day)
- Lunch and Tea snacks at Alleppey houseboat cruise.
- Daily yoga class with trained Yoga instructor
- English speaking guide for entire trip
- Ac 12-seater tempo traveller for the trip
- Driver bata, fuel charges, toll and parking.
- Entrances at all places mentioned in sightseeing
- Meals other than mentioned above.
- All personal expenses, drinks, pers. Calls, taxis, etc.
- Line Extensions that are undertaken at the request of the local group
- International and domestic flight tickets
- Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing
- Everything that is not included in the itinerary
NOTE: Above rate not valid for peak season or holiday period.